Thursday, 26 April 2012

New Media Summer School and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance 2012

Deadline:  May 1st, 2012
Open to:
Outspoken and active young people between 18 and 30 from all over Europe who have a passion and interest in issues surrounding policy, regulation and governance of the Internet
11th June to 16th June2012 (excluding travel days) in Stockholm, Sweden


Would you like to be a participant in an exciting International Training Course and Conference that will help you to gain expertise on Internet Governance? Now you have a chance to take part in New Media Summer School: The Web of Tomorrow is Yours! Youth Think Thank on Internet Governance prior to the EuroDIG organized by YEU International, JEF, AEGEE, EYP, FYEG and European Youth Forum, held in Stokholm, Sweden.
The event aims to develop young people’s competences on internet governance issues, make the voice of young people heard and provide them a chance to participate in debates on web policy.


Applicants from the following countries are eligible to participate in the event: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Turkey, FYROM/Macedonia, Switzerland, Russian Federation, Tunisia, Egypt
What is more, you should be an outspoken and active young person between 18 and 30 from any country in Europe who has a passion and interest in issues surrounding policy, regulation and governance of the Internet. Previous knowledge of and experience in these subjects is highly desirable.
It is crucial that you are an outspoken person. They will need you to actively participate not only in the New Media Summer School, but also in EuroDIG, where you’ll represent European youth towards other stakeholders. Obviously, they’d love to see you lobby those government people into adopting your policy ideas!
What is also expected is a commitment to stay actively involved in youth efforts to influence Internet and New Media policy making processes within your country and on a European level. Of course, they’ll also ask you to spread whatever knowledge you gain in your network.
The maximum number of participants is 32. Should they receive more applications than can be accepted, they will of course assure a balance in terms of origin, gender and age in the participants, maximizing the diversity of perspectives and opinions.
The deadline for the application is May 1st, 2011. The organizing team of the New Media Summer School will select participants by May 7th at the latest.


The Summer School will be held in Stockhol, Sweden between 11th June to 16th June2012 (excluding travel days). YEU International will cover all costs related to accommodation, and 70% of travel costs (cheapest way) from the resident country. An enrolment fee is payable by each participant in order to support the overall budget of the event. It will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed for travel costs. 100% of visa costs will be reimbursed.


In order to participate in the event, one should fill in the application available here.
The Official Website

Civic Education in Action – Scholarship Programme in Germany

Deadline: 31 May 2012
Open to:
Individuals willing to promote democracy in their own country, active in civil society and working for a NGO, a civic education institution, an initiative or a network dedicated to supporting civil society
Accommodation, food and spending money, optional family allowance, travel expenses to Germany and back and to the seminars and training events within Germany, participation in the NECE Conference 2013 including travel and participation costs


The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are awarding 16 scholarships to young professionals from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. They are looking for people at the beginning of their careers who wish to work internationally. They expect applicants to be already engaged in civic education and promoting democracy and social responsibility in their home countries.
What is offered
They offer the opportunity to work in a German educational institution and to participate in the network of European citizenship education. The programme aims to strengthen and develop efforts in civic education in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The programme language and the working language in the institutions is German.

They offer three different programmes (duration: 10-12 weeks). You need to choose one programme. Details are found in the German version of application forms on
A: Joining an existing project
You will contribute to an existing project in a German educational

B: Implementing an own project
You will work on your own project in cooperation with a German
educational institution.

C: Planning a study trip
In cooperation with your German host institution you will prepare a
short study trip to your home country.


Profile of the successful candidate:
  • -You have good German skills in order to communicate with your German
  • You are a citizen of Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,
    Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or the Czech Republic.
  • You are working as a free-lancer or full time in the field of civic
  • You hold a university degree or have comparable qualifications and
    are at the beginning of your pr ofessional career.
  • You are committed and can work independently.


In joining the programme you will profit from the long-standing
experiences and international contacts. Beyond that, the programme

  • An internship in a civic education institution in Germany
  • Introductory, intermediate and evaluation seminars in Germany (compulsory)
  • Accommodation, food and spending money
  • An optional family allowance
  • Health, accident and liability insurance
  • The opportunity to attend training events
  • Travel expenses to Germany and back, and to the seminars and training events within Germany
  • Participation in the NECE Conference 2013 including travel and participation costs (for details see German FAQ pdf)
  • A certificate for successful completion of the programme
  • Opportunity of networking with people working in other programmes of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.
Information can be found in the German FAQ pdf on the website. The introductory seminar is held in September 2012, the evaluation seminar takes place in May 2013. The exact date if internship in Germany is coordinated between the participant and the host organization.


If you are interested then please apply by 31st May 2012 and include the
following documents:

  • A European CV (for details see German FAQ pdf)
  • A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) (in German, for details see German FAQ pdf)
  • A project outline (in German, for details see German FAQ pdf)
  • Name of the programme for which you apply (A, B or C)
  • Short presentation of your home institution (for details see German FAQ pdf)
  • Proof of experience in a civic education institute in the applicant’s home country (in English or German)
  • If you are in a permanent employment contract: a letter of support from the institut e where you are employed indicating you will be released from work for the duration of the programme and the compulsory seminars
  • If you apply for programme C, a confirmation of your home institution that they are interested in supporting you organising a study trip.
Please indicate on the application how you heard about the programme.
Please send your application by e-mail before 31 May 2012 to:
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic
Mrs. Christiane Toyka-Seid
Progr amme coordinator
Programme coordinator Mrs. Christiane Toyka Seid

Information in English
The Official Webpage

25 Foreign Government Scholarships for Developing Country Students

Government scholarships are usually implemented as part of bilateral agreements between developed nations and developing countries.  The most popular and the largest of such scholarships are being offered by the United States, UK and the British Commonwealth, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan Government. Most government scholarships are development scholarships wherein students are expected to return back and serve their home country after completing the scholarship.

United States Government Scholarships

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Two grants under this program are specially targeted to developing country students:
The Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program brings more than 1,800 foreign students from 144 countries to U.S. universities each year.
The International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award for outstanding foreign students is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings outstanding mid-career professionals from developing and emerging countries to the United States for a year of professional development and non-degree academic work at the graduate level. Grants are awarded in various social and public policy fields. Nearly 4,150 fellows from approximately 156 countries have participated in the program since its inception in 1978.

UK & British Commonwealth Government Scholarships

The flagship scholarship scheme of the British Government, the Chevening Scholarships are one of the world’s top scholarship schemes and provide scholarships to around 1000 leaders from over 130 countries to study in the UK every year.
Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK are administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, a non-Departmental Public Body established by Parliament as part of UK’s contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan. The program offers scholarships for undergraduate study, postgraduate study, distance learning, academic fellowships, and professional fellowships.
The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. Awards are for taught postgraduate courses only.

European Government Scholarships

The Netherlands
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 57 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation. The fellowships are offered for short courses, Masters and PhD programs.
The prestigious HSP Huygens Programme is open to excellent students from all countries of the world. It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies or during their master’s studies.
The MENA Scholarship Programme is initiated and fully funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The MENA Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to capacity building within organizations and institutions in the six selected countries: Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman and Syria. Moreover, a network of over 100 alumni positively contributes to the relations between the Netherlands and their respective countries.

Every year, with the support of the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC), VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study one of the 15 International Course Programmes (ICPs) or one of the 6 International Training Programmes (ITPs). The ICPs and ITPs target people from the South with a responsible position in civil society (at a university, school, NGO, ministry, etc). Each year there are a maximum of 180 scholarships available for first-year ICP students and a maximum of 70 scholarships for ITP participants.
Under the ICP Ph.D. programme, a maximum of ten Ph.D. scholarships can be granted every academic year to excellent ICP graduates from a developing country.

The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries in the South and countries of Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia under the Quota Scheme. The overall objective of the Quota Scheme is to promote the internationalization of higher education. Today, the scheme provides funding for a total of 1100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies.
DAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a research project or a course of continuing education and training at a German state (public) or state-recognized higher education institution or non-university research institute.

The Swiss government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS): university scholarships (Swiss universities and Federal Institutes of Technology), arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts) and scholarships for universities of applied sciences. These scholarships provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies or research in Switzerland at a public funded university or recognised institution.

The Swedish Institute provides about 600 scholarships to highly-qualified international students from developing countries who wants to study at Sweden Universities.

The Denmark Government welcomes highly qualified and motivated international students from all over the world to study in Denmark. A number of scholarships are therefore offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund students from countries outside the European Union/ European Economic Area. The scholarships can be awarded for a full degree programme or for part of a degree programme at undergraduate level.

Scholarships/study grants are awarded by the Italian Government to foreigners as a contribution toward their studies and research in Italy, aiming at spreading the Italian language, culture and sciences abroad and at promoting cultural, economic and technological cooperation worldwide.

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and PhD courses.

The provision of development aid of the Slovak Republic (SR) in the area of education takes the form of the award of scholarships of the Government of the SR that are consistent with the conditions approved by the Government Resolution No.344/2010 of 25 May 2010 for developing countries and for Slovaks living abroad.

The scholarships are implemented by MAEC-AECI for Foreigners pursuing Masteral and Doctoral Studies (both under the plan as old as the European Higher Education Area) and Research in Spanish universities and their affiliated centers and other agencies.

Scholarships are granted by Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs to foreign nationals who wish to attend undergraduate or postgraduate studies or conduct a research study in Greek Universities or Centers of Scientific Research for the academic year 2010-2011, as well as a summer seminar of Greek Language and Civilization for the summer of 2010.

Czech Republic
The Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance Programme in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.

Through the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office, the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture offers scholarships for foreign students and professors of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian institutions of higher education or research.

Australia and New Zealand Government Scholarships

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are a bilateral program within the Australian scholarships program. Australian Development Scholarships equip scholars with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence the development outcomes of their own country through obtaining tertiary qualifications at participating Australian higher education institutions and technical colleges.
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree.
The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide financial support for international students for up to 3 years to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia.
The Endeavour Executive Awards provide professional development opportunities for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from participating countries. The Awards focus on building skills and knowledge through a host work environment rather than through formal enrolment in a study program at a host institution and are not intended to fund direct academic research.
The Endeavour Research Fellowships provide financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating countries to undertake short-term research (4-6 months), in any field of study, in Australia.
The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships provide financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating Asian countries to undertake short-term research (4-6 months), in any field of study, in Australia.
The Endeavour Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards provide financial support for up to 2.5 years for international students from participating countries to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in any field of study in Australia.
Australia Leaderships Awards
ALA Scholarships are offered to high achievers from the Asia-Pacific region to undertake postgraduate study (Masters or Doctorate) at an Australian university. Study programs must relate to AusAID’s priority areas of disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development and water & sanitation.
ALA Fellowships are for short term study, research and professional attachment programs in Australia delivered by Australian organisations. ALA Fellowships are available across a broad range of fields relevant to Australia’s foreign policy agenda or development outcomes.
Australian Regional Development Scholarships provide opportunities to people from some developing countries in the Pacific to study at selected education institutions outside Australia.

New Zealand
The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme offers the opportunity to people from selected developing countries to undertake development-related studies in New Zealand. New Zealand -Development Scholarships are offered for full-time, tertiary level study at participating New Zealand education institutions.

Asian Government Scholarships

To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954. As of May 1, 2005, there were 9,891 foreign students studying in Japan as Japanese government scholarship students.
The JDS Program aims to provide nationalities of China, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka with opportunities for academic research at Japanese higher educational institutions under the Grant Aid assistance by Government of Japan.
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) was first introduced in 1993. It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools in Japan. Its objective is to contribute to institutional capacity building in economic policy-making to promote the sustainablegrowth of emerging and developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.

Chinese Government Scholarship scheme is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between Chinese government and governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars.

The Taiwan Government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) offers Bachelors, Masters, and PhD  scholarships for international students who wants to study in Taiwan Colleges and Universities through the Taiwan Scholarship Program.

The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

The Singapore Scholarship is a Government to Government Scholarship for students who are citizens of ASEAN member countries (except Singapore) and is for a full-time undergraduate study at the Singapore university (NUS, NTU or SMU).

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in order to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between the participating countries.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Coordinator at Peace Child International

Deadline: 30 April 2012
Open to:
Individuals with experience in working with youth groups, fluent in English and having business skills
 Food, accommodation and domestic travel expenses and a small weekly stipend of £25.00


Peace Child International (PCI), a youth-led development and educational charity with consultative status at the United Nations, seeks a full-time, enthusiastic coordinator to join their team of international interns beginning late May 2012.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with the right interest and experience to lead a programme looking at best practice across Europe of job creation schemes and support of youth entrepreneurial programmes
  • To research and networks  of job creation schemes in UK and across EU
  • To work with youth groups in one specific town in UK to host a seminar featuring good local initiatives.
  • To maintain the data base of delegates
  • To organize planning of seminars and trainings – and to deliver them
  • To travel to different centres in Europe to meet with local groups. maintain contact with the affiliates/partners
  • To write report and ensure getting accurate reports and accounts from participating groups.


Person Profile:  These are the skills and abilities the ideal candidate will possess.
  • Be fluent English speaker.  Additional European language an advantage
  • Practical experience in working with youth groups.
  • Knowledge about business/management  skills.
  • Have some experience of delivering trainings and an interest in teaching / mentorship
  • Enthusiasm and an ability to generate ideas and carry project forward.
  • Good coordination skills.
  • Able to write up reports.
The right applicant would look forward to living in a diverse, multicultural environment, enjoy working as part of a team and being flexible / adaptable as new needs arise and preferably stay for one year.


PCI is a flexible, informal organisation – so you must be prepared to be adaptable, creative and pitch in wherever you can. This position is a residential internship located in Hertfordshire, UK (in between London and Cambridge). All volunteers live in shared accommodation and take turns shopping, cleaning and cooking. Food, accommodation and domestic travel expenses when on Peace Child business is provided and a small weekly stipend of £25.00. You will have enough to live on, but your real gains will be in work experience, contacts and personal development.


Please send a covering letter explaining your motivation to apply for this job together with your CV to by April 30th 2012.
For more information please use the contacts on the following link.
The Official Website

Inspiring and Enabling Entrepreneurship in Education, Cyprus

Deadline: 30 April 2012
Open to: 
School teachers, adult educators, trainers and anyone who is working to promote entrepreneurship to students, youth, adults, and people at disadvantaged situations
 Nov. 5 – 9 2012, Larnaca, Cyprus
Eligible applicants can receive a grant from their national agency which covers all expenses


Inspiring and Enabling Entrepreneurship in Education is a  funded course for teachers, trainers & staff involved in school & adult education.
The course will introduce entrepreneurship (including green and social entrepreneurship); will provide methodologies for instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in education, and enable learners to “tap into their potential” by building skills of innovation and creativity, business and soft skills. Participants will also learn how to mentor entrepreneurs and assess entrepreneurial competencies. In addition, they will attend the European Conference on Social Entrepreneurship that takes place in Nicosia, Cyprus, where they will be introduced to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship, and hear first-hand the stories and experiences of successful social entrepreneurs.


The course will take place in Larnaca, Cyprus from the 5 until 9 November 2012.


Eligible applicants can receive a grant from their national agency which covers all expenses. To apply for the grant, applicants need to fill out an application for to their their National Agency. A list of the National Agencies is available here. The course is listed on the EU Comenius/Grundtvig Database with reference number CY-2012-089-001.


The course is addressed to school teachers, adult educators, trainers and anyone who is working to promote entrepreneurship to students, youth, adults, and people at disadvantaged situations.


To reserve a place, please download and complete the pre-registration form. To request further any information and  assistance contact
The Official Website

Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012

Deadline: 7 May 2012
Open to:  
University students, graduates and young entrepreneurs
1st prize $ 25 000, 2nd prize $ 15 000, 3rd prize $ 10 000.


The Intel® BusinessChallenge Europe (Competition) is an international technology business plan competition for university level students and recent graduates organized by Intel Corporation in collaboration with prestigious institutions specialized in entrepreneurship education.
The goal of Intel® Business Challenge Europe is to contribute to the entrepreneurial movement by helping to generate interest and development of technological projects with great business potential. By advancing technology entrepreneurship, Intel® Challenge Europe can support projects that create value-added production chains and employment.
The Competition is part of Intel® Global Challenge – worldwide Intel and University of California in Berkeley competition founded in 2005 to encourage emerging entrepreneurs and rewards ideas that have potential to become a new business or even a new industry. At this global competition, students from around the world vie for $100.000 in prize money and receive direct feedback from leaders in the Silicon Valley entrepreneur community.
Winners of Intel® Business Challenge Europe are invited to participate in the Intel® Global Challenge finals held at UC Berkley each year in autumn. Intel covers travel and accommodation costs for participants (see 4.1-4.14 for details). There is no participation fee.


The Intel® Business Challenge Europe is open to:
  • All active students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) of all accredited universities and colleges from eligible countries  Austria, Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom).
  • Recent graduates up to 4 years after Bachelor’s or Master’s graduation.
All Participants must be between 18 and 34 years old and be citizens or legal residents with valid work or student visa in one of the eligible countries. Participants may submit projects individually or as a team (multiple university teams are allowed). Each Participant (individual or team) may submit only one business idea.
The Participants business ideas (Projects) will be submitted in 3 rounds:
  • Round 1 will require an abstract (of about 12 300 characters) in a form of answers to specific questions in the on-line submission form.
  • Round 2 will require a full business plan online submission following specific requirements and video elevator pitch material (up to 2 minutes long).
  • Round 3 will require preparation of a multimedia presentation and delivering it in front of the semi-finals and finals Jury at the Competition event.
The projects submitted for the Competition are required to be:
  1.  innovative and represent new ideas or novel ways of using already existing products, technologies, services or processes.
  2.  aimed at developing (or using technologies) within the areas of:
  • semiconductors, manufacturing, and hardware
  • mobile and wireless;
  • digital home and consumer electronics;
  • retail and consumer software;
  • enterprise software and IT
  • energy and power generation;
  • nanotechnology;
  • life sciences and biotechnology;


Projects are judged in one general category. Cash prizes are awarded to the best three projects:
1st prize of $ 25 000, 2nd prize of $ 15 000, 3rd prize of $ 10 000. The best 3-5 projects additionally qualify for the Intel® Global Challenge held at UC Berkley, USA6 on 4-8 November 2012. Intel Corporation covers air travel, hotel and per diem for up to $50 USD per person per day. In addition to the above listed awards, there may be other types of prizes and these will be announced at


In order to take part in the Competition, Participants are required to register on the dedicated submission platform (HighTechPlant) which is linked to the Competition’s website Teams shall be registered by the team leader, who can then add other team members to the given project. Participants submit their projects and access all the provided resources via their on-line profiles.
Participants are allowed to save draft versions of their Projects however once the Project is submitted for judging, no changes are allowed. Once the Project is submitted for judging, members can be neither added nor removed from the team.
The Competition is divided into three rounds:
  • Submission of abstracts. The submission opens on the 12th of March and closes at midnight on the 7th of May.
  • Submission of business plans and ‘elevator pitch’ videos. The submission opens on the 11th of June and closes at midnight on the 16th of July.
  • Intel® Business Challenge Europe Finals. Information about the place and date of Intel® Business Challenge Europe Finals will announced at
The Official Website

Business Summer School 2012

Deadline: 10 August 2012
Open to:
  Interested individuals
17th – 26 of August 2012


The Business Summer School (BSS) is an academic program for learning in an international context, and a forum for developing intercultural understanding.
The theme of the Business Summer School is:
“Investing in emerging markets”
The best summer school program in South East Europe was created 5 years ago and now benefits from a partnership with the World Bank and a presence of top regional and global speakers from: Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School and many other leading business schools. In addition, top CEO’s in Romania are invited to give special guest lectures.
Hundreds of students from over 15 countries have already applied for the program, but only a carefully-selected class of 35 is selected each year. You will benefit from an unforgettable and intensive 10 days of study against the backdrop of the picturesque city of Sibiu, Romania. The organizers are looking forward to offering you again a platform for discussions and networking with outstanding students, academics and business professionals.


During two weeks of stay in Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007, both Romanian and foreign students will participate in debates, workshops and seminars. The academic and the practical approaches are combined in order to fully cover the learning span of the subject. Moreover, the Business Summer School is using the case study teaching method developed by Harvard Business School.


The cost of the program is 200 Euros, which includes accommodation and meals, welcoming package with study materials and most of the sightseeing activities. The participants will have to pay their travel costs to Sibiu, visa and travel insurance.
You will be notified of your acceptance by email and ask you to pay the participation fee, and you will be sent an invoice, within ten days.
Please note that you can guarantee your admission to the summer school ONLY by paying the tuition fee. No letters of acceptance or invitations are sent until you have paid the fee. Business Summer School cannot refund the registration fee in case of a cancellation.
Please send your complete application form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The application deadline is 10 August 2012.
NOTE: all students are encouraged to bring  their laptops!!!
Should you have any further questions regarding the application process, please contact
The Official Website

Scholarships at The University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Deadline: 15 May 2012
Open to:
Non Italian citizens and residents, holding a degree equivalent to the Italian diploma di laurea/laurea specialistica/laurea magistrale
: € 19.800,00 per year


The University of Rome “La Sapienza” offers 19 three year full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of “Dottore di Ricerca” (PhD) in the Doctoral Schools listed in Appendix .
The PhD Programme lasts three years and may be extended to a fourth year (without grant), subject to approval by the School authorities. At the end of the first and second year of attendance, students have to be evaluated as proficient according to the rules of the Schools.


Applications are opened to candidates who:
• are not Italian citizens;
• are not residents of Italy
• have obtained an academic qualification abroad by a non-Italian institution which satisfies the entrance requirements for admission to the Doctoral Programme, i.e., a degree equivalent to the Italian diploma di laurea/laurea specialistica/laurea magistrale, or expect to obtain it before 31 July 2012. The equivalence of each qualification to the relevant Italian degree will be ascertained (for the sole purpose of this competition) by the Academic Board of the Schools.


Each fellowship amounts to € 19.800,00 per year; this amount includes national insurance contributions
(INPS) that fellowship recipients are required to pay (9,24% for 2012/2013).
The fellowship doesn’t cover the annual entrance fee and doesn’t increase for research periods spent


To submit the application candidates should e-mail to the address of the School of their choice (see Schools Directors e-mail list in the appendix) a completed and signed application form available on the website page:
 the following supporting documents:
• a photocopy of their identity card or passport;
• Curriculum vitae et studiorum in English;
• a copy of degree certificate and list of exams with marks;
• a report on any research carried out by the candidate (if any);
• a list of publications (if any);
• any further qualification and information the candidate wishes to be taken into account;
• a brief statement explaining his/her Doctoral School choice and the candidate’s scientific interests;
• two letters of reference by university professors or eminent researchers/experts of equivalent status; such letters must be sent directly to the Directors of the Schools (see e-mail addresses, enclosed)
The deadline for submission of the application and supporting documents above listed is 15 May 2012.
The University may exclude at any time candidates lacking admission requirements.

The list of winners, and of those who may be considered as eligible if places become free, will be published on the official web-site:

within 15 June 2012.
Successful applicants will find the indication of the deadline for accepting the fellowship on the above mentioned short list.

The Official Website

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2012

Every year since 1945, the European Forum Alpbach has been held in the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach. For almost three weeks Alpbach becomes the village of thinkers or, as Otto Molden, the founder of the Forum, called it, the “other magic mountain”. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experienced experts and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. The open character of the events promotes a climate of tolerance for different opinions and contributes to the overcoming of national, ideological and disciplinary boundaries in a harmonius way. Participation is open to all those who are interested, and the events are carried out in the German or the English language.

The programme of the European Forum Alpbach is divided into three main parts:

Seminar Week
Up to fourteen seminars are dedicated to various scientific disciplines. One aspect of the theme is discussed with renowned scientists in each seminar over six half-days.

Alpbach Symposiums
These two- to three-day conferences deal with the themes of architecture, reform, technology, politics, health and the economy. To supplement these, special workshops are also held on banking, film and EU-networking, as well as a ‘Tyrol day’ and an ‘University day’ which features the scientific achievements of the Tyrolians.

Alpbach Summer School
The Summer School courses, which are dedicated to theme “European Law and European Integration” are focused on students in the higher levels of their university study and on young graduates.

"Expectations - The Future of the Young" is the general topic of the European Forum Alpbach 2012 which will take place from August 16 to September 01, 2012 in the village of Alpbach in the Tyrolean mountains.

The three-week event offers an opportunity to enter into discussion with renowned personalities. In a unique atmosphere, speakers from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss burning issues of our times with the participants. An extensive social programme offers opportunities to continue debates outside the conference and seminar rooms.

To enable young people to share in this experience, the European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law, supported by many sponsors,
makes scholarships available for students and recent graduates. Scholarships are available for students and recent graduates up to 30 years of age. Last year, more than 600 students and recent graduates from 46 countries were able to take part in the Forum thanks to scholarships.

Usually the scholarship covers tuition fees only. For applicants from Central, East and Southeast Europe, as well as from other less affluent countries, a contribution to the accommodation expenses and, as an exception, per-diems may also be included. Travel costs have to be covered by the participants.

Please take into account that there are different scholarship programmes to participate in the European Forum Alpbach 2012 and the Summer School on European Health and Social Systems in Transition, and that you can apply only either for the European Forum Alpbach or for one of the Summer Schools.

Deadline for scholarship application: May 8, 2012 (postmark).

Please click here to view and download documents required for application for the Forum and Summer School. 

For further information about the scholarship programme please contact:
Franz MAILER, European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law, Tel.: +43 (1) 718 17 11-13, Fax +43 (1) 718 17 01,

Cass Business School Scholarship For MBA Students, UK

Cass are delighted to announce the following scholarships that are available for entry to the Evening Executive MBA (September 2012) are listed below.

are highly competitive and  reflect our insistence that only the best need apply. We don't have a typical  student but we do have individual screening where we see if you are a good fit  for this most competitive of programmes.


  1. Significant achievements, both in the work place and outside
  2. Professional experience and proficiency
  3. Academic ability
  4. Potential to fulfill leadership promise
  5. Likelihood of adding value to MBA cohort
  6. Strong set of attributes and ideals,  similar to the vision set out by Cass Business school. 

Application Procedure

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:
  • A completed online application form.
  • Personal statement (approx. 1000 words).
  • Two completed reference forms from suitable sources. Two professional references are acceptable.
  • Your degree certificate(s) and, for non-UK degrees, your degree transcript or confirmation of your professional qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACCA).
  • An application processing fee of £50.
  • Your IELTS or TOEFL score, if English is not your native language. This requirement may be waived if you have studied or worked in an English-speaking country for at least a year.

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Malasya International Scholarship (MIS), 2012-2013

Deadline: 30 April 2012
Open to:
All interested candidates not older than 45 years with a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study
A monthly allowance, air travel tickets,  tuition fees


Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies provides opportunities for students from countries with diplomatic relations and bilateral cooperation with Malaysia to pursue advanced academic study in Malaysia. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote bilateral arrangement with partner countries on government to government basis, and to encourage students from other countries to study in Malaysia with the view to facilitate future collaboration and exchange of scholars in enhancing educational cooperation between Malaysia and partner countries.
Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies are available for postgraduate studies at Masters and PhD level tenable at Malaysian Universities. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters programme.
Field of studies are in the following priority areas:
  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5.  Biotechnology
  6.  Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health including but not limited to, nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy
*Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above


Each scholarship consists of:
  • Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  • An approved tuition fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Annual grant for books and internal travel
  • Medical / Health Insurance
  • Installation and Termination grant
  • Thesis allowance (will be paid at the beginning of research (after proposal defense) and the balance will be paid only upon submission of the thesis) – For PhD and Post-Doctoral only
  • A conference travel grant and journal publication grant (PhD and Post-Doctoral only)


To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:
  • Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
  • Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  • Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
- IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
- TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
  • In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
  • Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only)
  • Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the universities in Malaysia).


All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Higher Education’s website herestarting from 16th January 2012 until 30th April 2012.
  1. REGISTER your Passport Number or National Identication Number, password and email address.
  2. LOGIN to online application form and fill in all section completely.
  3. Please ensure all informations are correct before you print the application and logout.
Please attach printed application form together with the following documents:

  1. Recent passport size photograph.
  2. Completed Medical Report. [download]
  3. A certified copy of current passport showing evidence of citizenship.
  4. A certified copy of academic transcript, testimonials and/or references relating to the relevant study, co-curriculum activities, achievements.
  5. A clear and precise study or research plan
  6. A certified copy of English Language proficiency certificate (Test of English as a Foreign Language/TOEFL or International English Language Testing Service/IELTS)
  7. Curriculum Vitae.
  8. Admission letter from Malaysian University.
  9. Two letters of recommendation from two (2) people who can act as referees to support your application. [download]
  10. Endorsement Form. [download]
You are required to complete the two Letters of Recommendation from two referees, Endorsement Form and Medical Report. Please bring printed ONLINE application form and required documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the relevant agency responsible for the MIS scholarship in your country to get the endorsement.
  1. Scan all documents stated above in PDF format and LOGIN to MIS Online Application.
  2. You are required to attach the documents and click <strong>SUBMIT</strong> button to submit the application. You will see the notification message when the process is done. All the application is fully online. No hard copy is required. Bring the hard copy of application form and original certificate during the interview session.
For further enquiries, please contact:
email :
Phone No. : +603-8870 6000/6925/6337
Fax No. : +603-8870 6839

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